Hammett on Emerging Church 3.1

Must Our Churches Deal with Postmodernism? Further discussion on John Hammett’s critique of emerging church. From Intro, 1.0 and 2.0 Ahhh the postmodern thang. . . Can I make a prediction? Ten years from now there will be a wave of books criticizing the new forms of church for not dealing adequately with the challenges…

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Hammett on Emerging Church 1.2

[continued from Hammett : Intro] If I had a candle for every minister who believes the emerging church is a runaway faction of anti-establishment philosophers, sipping starbucks on leopard-skin couches and projecting the Matrix movie onto labyrinths, then I could probably light up the entire worship space at an Emergent Convention. But there are 2…

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Hammett on Emerging Church – Intro

[Update: The original title for this series was “Emerging Church Hammering”. Out of respect for John Hammett, because it did not fairly reflect his intentions towards the emerging church, I have edited the titles] So . . . what about the latest ‘hammering’ on the emerging church? I don’t respond to many of these critiques,…

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Church 2.0

much talk about Web 2.0. much hype about Bubble 2.0 much skepticism about Burst 2.0 more thought needed about Emerging Church 2.0 As I type these words into my blog editor, the term “Web 2.0” is currently the most searched phrase or key word on Technorati’s blog search. There is a lot of discussion and…

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House Churches Have No Sex Appeal

I just submitted an article to an English web site. Having writer’s block, I edited one of my earlier articles for an English audience. House Churches Have No Sex Appeal (And Other Gripes). You cannot talk about emerging church without talking about house church. Only in wealthy post-Christian countries do we have the luxury of…

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